55 kilometers from Genoa, this picturesque fishing village is a well-known tourist destination, discovered and appreciated by many visitors. The heart of the town faces the coast on a green island connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway. The sea spreads to each side of this peninsula on which stands the real historic center of the town; to the east is the Bay of Silence, while to the west lies the Bay of Fables. Traveling in the direction of Genoa, having passed the popular Cavi bathing area, you reach Lavagna (km 49). It has one of the largest tourist ports in the Mediterranean, as well as important medieval buildings in its historic center, and the splendid College of St Stephen. Before you reach Chiavari, you are advised to pause at S. Salvatore di Cogorno, the most important, monumental Romano-Gothic building of the east riviera. Opposite the 17th-century parish church and the Palazzo Fieschi stands S. Salvatore's basilica. Having crossed the river Entella, you reach Chiavari (47 kilometers), an important city. It is known above all for its lace and wood craftwork, but also boasts historical traditions linked to its medieval character which its center has maintained: the streets with 'man-size' arcades; the splendid Palazzo Rocca with its garden restaurant, the 12th-century castle and the beautiful beach make it an ideal destination for all seasons. Finally, via a panoramic road, you reach Zoagli (40 kilometers), a town on the seafront, with attractive walks along the shore.
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